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Cherokee County Communicable Disease

Purpose

Recognize and prevent communicable diseases, such as food- and waterborne illness, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and childhood diseases.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

  • Confidential care and treatment
  • Laboratory tests
  • Disease investigation and follow-up of contacts

Tuberculosis Control:

  • Skin testing and sputum examination
  • Disease investigation and follow-up of contacts
  • Drugs dispensed for treatment of TB infection and preventive therapy

Communicable Disease

  • Disease investigation and follow-up of contacts
  • Prevention and treatment
  • Education

Services:

Registered nurses and sanitarians are always available to investigate outbreaks as they occur.  In most circumstances, these professionals work as a local team with consultation from the state epidemiologists to address community problems.

To report a problem:

Please call (918) 456-8826 or e-mail to report your problem. Your inquiry will be returned by a nurse.

The Acute Disease Service Epi-on-call is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 405-271-4060 for communicable disease consultations and reporting of diseases or outbreaks. 

For more information on disease reporting visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health Acute Disease Service utilizing the link below.  

http://www.ok.gov/health/Disease,_Prevention,_Preparedness/Acute_Disease_Service/Disease_Reporting/index.html

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